Specialty & Fine Food Fair - First Time In Singapore

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Highlights for the event include a dedicated zone for artisan and gourmet startups under 3-years-old; and a chef's demo theatre for sharing techniques and tips, headlined by chef Ray Adriansyah of the acclaimed restaurant Locavore in Bali, with chefs Ryan Clift (Tippling Club), Sam Aisbett (Whitegrass) and LG Han (Labyrinth). Over at the centre stage, top baristas, tea masters and bartenders like Gabriel Carlos (Manhattan Bar) will be presenting masterclasses and demonstrations.

For some food for thought, head down to one of the daily panel sessions moderated by food journalist Annette Tan, where stakeholders in the industry, including Christopher Leow (Citizen Farm SG) and Andrew Yeo (Retail Asia) will be discussing the issues of sustainability, and retail trends.

Happening concurrently (and in the same space), is RPB Asia 2017, the first dedicated trade event for the restaurant, pub and bar industry in Southeast Asia.

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With over 170 exhibitors from all over the world to discover, you're bound to find something suitable for your brand. Here are some of our favourite local labels:

The Adriatic Pantry

They bring in artisanal products from the Croatia and the Adriatic (the sea separating Italy from the Balkans) region, including a range of cured meats, cheeses, olive oil and even fresh truffles. The owners have a strict criteria for the products they offer, which have to be natural, internationally acclaimed, and from producers whom they know are obsessed with their craft — they only work with families that they've personally visited to learn about the way the food is produced. Look out for their new prosciutto-smoked salt, a heady seasoning made by placing sea salt between a smoulder and the dripping fat from the curing meat.

Provisions Food (Kam Cheng Snacks)

Asian-inspired snacks and baked goods all made from scratch that might inspire an addiction. Don't believe us? Try their Coco Crunch, a coconut brittle made from coconut sugar, French butter, macadamias, almonds and finished with sea salt and desiccated coconut — it's crunchy, buttery, deeply rich and dare we say, lemak. For those who like their treats a little more savoury, try their curry cashews, which are boldly spiced and oven-baked.

Spa Foods

Nothing's more comforting than a quiet cup of tea, which can be more than the usual black or green varieties. They do Asian flavoured teas like lemongrass, aged ginger and pandan, which we've found to be great caffeine-free alternatives that go great with some kueh.

Divine Fine Food

All your favourite baked treats, without any of the guilt thanks to their eggless and reduced sugar recipes. They've also got low-GI options that are suitable for diabetics. Inspired by modern Peranakan cuisine, their cookies come in flavours like honey lychee, hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp) and a melt-in-your-mouth salted caramel that we couldn't stop popping.